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    T. Frost commented  · 

    This is one of the many annoying changes in Excel 2016. It was just fine in Excel 2010. The thin green active cell border is difficult to see, particularly when you reach an age where your vision isn't as good as it was, all the light colours in modern UIs become difficult to read. It's like reading through a fog now.

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    T. Frost commented  · 

    This is really annoying. I used the split control box all the time. It was so straightforward. Using the menu is just more awkward. What's the idea destroying useful functions that have been part of the product forever? I have not found a single improvement in Excel 2016 compared to Excel 2010 yet, only disadvantages.

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    T. Frost commented  · 

    I have an accounting spreadsheet with a permanent horizontal split under the headers.

    I occasionally need a vertical split too. That was very simple with the split box. Just drag it in.

    Now, when I place the active cell where I want the vertical split:

    1. I have to navigate to the View tab.

    2. I have to move the active cell to where I want the vertical split, while preserving my permanent horizontal split.

    3. I have to click on the Split command.

    4. Then my permanent horizontal split is removed.

    5. Then I have to click on Split again to restore my permanent horizontal split and get my temporary vertical split.

    That's 5 awkward steps, whereas in Excel 2010, it was a simple box-dragging operation.

    Do Microsoft designers realise how much money such counterproductive changes cost businesses around the world. Every time they do something like this and mess around functions for no good reason, thousands of people have to waste their working time just to figure out how to keep doing what they were already doing in the simplest of ways.

    The cost of the software subscription is nothing next to the many working hours wasted like this.

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    T. Frost commented  · 

    This is really annoying. I used the split control box all the time. It was so straightforward. Using the menu is just more awkward. What's the idea destroying useful functions that have been part of the product forever? I have not found a single improvement in Excel 2016 compared to Excel 2010 yet, only disadvantages.

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    T. Frost commented  · 

    I also noticed between Excel 2010 and 2016 that the automatic grid colour had been changed from black to grey, and there is no way to change the global default for new sheets to black.

    The grey-on-grey low-contrast fashion is making UIs more difficult to read for me and many others, and I'm not even 60. I have a beginning cataract on one eye (already operated on the other).

    Those who develop those low-contrast UIs clearly don't think about people with less-than-perfect vision. Another problem may be that they work in offices with strong light and their screens on full brightness, whereas some of us work at home in less luminous surroundings, meaning we need to turn brightness on our screens down.

    I hope this non-inclusive UI tendency can be reversed. It was absolutely fine in Excel 2010. Don't fix what ain't broken.

    In addition to such light colour schemes’ making applications less accessible to some of us, a lot of working time is lost looking for solutions to such problems introduced by Microsoft for no good reason.

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